Comments on: Pirates Hire Senior Advisor to the GM http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-hire-senior-advisor-to-the-gm.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:15:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Fred Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-hire-senior-advisor-to-the-gm.html#comment-22111 Fri, 09 Nov 2012 19:43:57 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43930#comment-22111 We get the guy that was with the Yankees the only time they were bad for an extended period.

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By: jlease717 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-hire-senior-advisor-to-the-gm.html#comment-22105 Fri, 09 Nov 2012 18:35:19 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43930#comment-22105 And hopefully to report to Nutting every time he does something stupid.

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By: Blue Bomber http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-hire-senior-advisor-to-the-gm.html#comment-22101 Fri, 09 Nov 2012 12:47:34 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43930#comment-22101 I like the sound of this. Exactly what the Pirates need. Statistical analysis is essential, but there also need to be people who can identify talent and / or skills that don’t show up on a stat sheet. The big question is how much will NH listen?

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By: mwhit14 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-hire-senior-advisor-to-the-gm.html#comment-22096 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 21:55:04 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43930#comment-22096 In searching for some background about Livesey, I came across this article from the University of Maine alumni magazine. Note Brian Cashman’s comments. http://umaine.edu/colleges/education/alumni-profiles/bill-livesey/

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By: Dropkickmurphys http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-hire-senior-advisor-to-the-gm.html#comment-22092 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 18:42:05 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43930#comment-22092 Then I’m not encouraged. Given Omar Minaya’s pitiful record, I don’t see how Livesy will help NH.

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By: blackmax http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-hire-senior-advisor-to-the-gm.html#comment-22091 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 17:46:09 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43930#comment-22091 Good move. John Hart of mlb.tv fame is a senior advisor to the Rangers, and I think that the Dodgers hired one a while ago. I think it is very wise to take advantage of such good baseball man’s insight and judgment.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-hire-senior-advisor-to-the-gm.html#comment-22090 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 17:33:09 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43930#comment-22090 This isn’t a new position for the Pirates. Chuck Tanner used to have this role. They’ve had other guys in this role as well in the past.

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By: jalcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-hire-senior-advisor-to-the-gm.html#comment-22089 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 17:33:02 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43930#comment-22089 Sure sounds like Nutting wants a baseball man as a watchdog to report to him.

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By: Steve Dimmick http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-hire-senior-advisor-to-the-gm.html#comment-22088 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 17:23:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43930#comment-22088 maybe this is backup to keep NH on his toes….

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By: WNCRoadBowling http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-hire-senior-advisor-to-the-gm.html#comment-22087 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 17:19:11 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43930#comment-22087 I like the move… I think. It seems like for all of the review, interviewing, etc that Nutting went through the conclusion was that the thing didn’t need blown up. It needed some outside help. We’ll see how much it helps.

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